Leave to Enter the UK as a Delegate of a Foreign Business
Updated on Saturday 18th February 2017
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Any non-British individual has the privilege to enter in the UK, according to the UK Immigration Law. A leave to enter is a document that offers permission to enter in the UK, even if you are a delegate of a foreign business. Our immigration solicitors in London will provide you with information and legal assistance if you wish to enter in the UK as a representative of a foreign business.
Conditions to obtain a leave to enter in the UK
In order to obtain a leave to enter in the UK, a foreign parent-enterprise needs to be listed on market and to have registered headquarters outside the country. Companies with subsidiaries or branches in the UK are not allowed to obtain a leave to enter in the UK, but on the other hand, the personnel of a legal entity in the country might have the possibility to receive this kind of visa, if the entity manages any business activities. It is good to know that any sole delegate of an overseas business from outside the EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland can apply to obtain a leave to enter in the UK. Other conditions regarding the leave to enter in the UK that a representative of a foreign business needs to consider are:
• they need to have an executive status in the company;
• they need to have proper experience and full power to make decisions;
• they must intend to settle the business in the UK.
Our UK immigration lawyer can help you provide the needed documents and can explain you the entire process.
What you can do with this type of visa in the UK
As a delegate of a foreign business, you can enter in the UK for a preliminary period of three years and then you can extend your visa for another two years, taking into consideration to apply three months earlier before you intend to travel in the UK. Our immigration solicitor in London recommends you to make a healthcare insurance when you prepare the documents for leave to enter the UK as a representative of a foreign business. It is forbidden to bring your family, obtain public funds and work for another company in the UK with this type of visa.
Please feel free to contact our immigration lawyers in London, if you want to obtain a leave to enter the UK as a delegate of a foreign business.